Monday, September 18, 2017

Adventurers' Club Honolulu Newsletter Sep - Dec 2017


Newsletter: September to December, 2017

Date
Location
Topic and Presenter
Contact (email preferred)
Deadline
Thursday Sept 21
Maple Garden
Guam Saipan and Tinian: Travel through the Battlefields of World War II
Dr. Jeff Tripp
Thursday
Sept 14
Thursday Oct 19
Outrigger Canoe Club
School Building in Cambodia and the Philippines: Constructing an Adventure
Dr. Mark Helbling
Ruth Limtiaco 

Email Preferred
Thursday
Oct 12
Thursday Nov 16
Outrigger Canoe Club
Cultural Tourism in Northern Thailand: Hill Tribes and Elephants
Mary Mostafanezhad
Thursday
Nov 9
Thursday Dec 7
Zippy’s Vineyard
Holiday Program and Members-Only Photo Contest
Donna Wendt
Thursday
Nov 30
Adventurers’ Club guests MUST have an ACH member book their reservation via our reservationists.
If making reservations via e-mail, please put “ADV CLUB RSVP” as the subject. If leaving a message or sending an email, please include your phone number. If unable to reach listed reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 203-9141.
Payment by check preferred made payable to Adventurers' Club of Honolulu.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Greetings Fellow Members!
It's hard to believe we’re heading into the "home stretch" of another year! I hope you're enjoying your travel adventures, whether active or "arm-chair." Please consider presenting a program on your travels! It's great to hear from our own members on where they've been!
We have another schedule of exciting programs in store for you, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Bill Chapman, our 1st VP and Program Chair. Do plan to join us for one or more of them, and consider bringing a guest and prospective member. The continued success of our club depends on each of us!
Aloha,   Lowell Angell, President

FEATURED IN THIS NEWSLETTER…

MEET OUR NEWEST MEMBER! A warm welcome to LESLEY KEHAUNANI IAUKEA. A true adventurer, she is a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and has sailed aboard the Hokule'a. Lesley was sponsored by Bill Chapman, our 1st VP and Program Chair. Take a moment at a meeting and introduce yourself to Lesley! Please add her contact information to your roster:

      P.O. Box 161156, Honolulu, HI 96816; Cell phone: 808 219-5157; Email: liaukea@hawaii.edu; Member #696.
  • BEYOND THE REEF: We are saddened by the death of RALPH SPRAGUE, a member of the Club since 2003, who passed away in April, 2017. Ralph served as a director and was president several times. Our sincere condolences to his wife Jackie, who has also been a longtime Club member and officer, and to his family. He will be missed.
  • DECEMBER MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST! If you' ve attended our December meeting the last few years, you know how much fun the Member Photo Contest is, seeing your fellow members best travel photos and with prizes galore! PLAN NOW to enter some of your own! The submission deadline is Thursday, November 16, 2017. See the entry details in the December program announcement. DON'T BE LEFT OUT!
  • If RSVP’ing by email: PLEASE NOTE “ADV CLUB RSVP” as the subject. Our reservationists prefer email RSVP’s.
  • Outrigger Canoe Club Update: PLEASE NOTE: The club has changed the dining and program seating configuration and seating is now limited. Our reservationist will take a waitlist once we have reached the maximum number and those on the waitlist will be advised if space becomes available. IMPORTANT: To insure fairness to all members and our volunteer reservationist, RSVP’s WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH for that month's program. (e.g., beginning May 1st for the May 18th program).  REMINDER: COFFEE AND TEA ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH YOUR MEAL. Tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in from reservationist, same for beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
  •  Reminder: For each meeting, once you have called in your RSVP and given your entrée choice, it is NOT possible to change it later, including the evening of the program. The entrée selections are called in to the restaurant following the RSVP deadline and they prepare only that number of each entree. This ensures faster, easier service and is part of the agreement we make with the restaurant, so PLEASE KOKUA!

                       September 21st: Guam Saipan and Tinian: 
                  Travel through the Battlefields of World War II         
                                By Guest:  Dr. Jeff Tripp
Dr. Tripp will talk about his years of fieldwork in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands focusing on the several important battlefields there. He is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His dissertation was on the DMZ in Korea. He is a past speaker for the Adventurers' Club.

Location

6:00 pm
Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at the Frist Hawaiian Bank at Isenberg and King.


Dinner


6:45 pm
Menu
Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.
Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including: cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables, kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
Program
7:30 pm
(Approximately)


RSVP


Contact
RSVP by: Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Jackie Sprague EMAIL PREFERRED: jackies@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 379-5660 Please note “ADV CLUB RSVP” as subject line.
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.

                    October 19th: School Building in Cambodia and the Philippines: 
                                           Constructing an Adventure
                                           By Guest:  Dr. Mark Helbling
Dr. Mark Helbling has spent his retirement teaching and traveling as well as participating in school building projects in Cambodia and the Philippines. He will discuss his and his wife Joan's experience in both places. Dr. Helbling is Emeritus Professor of American Studies in the American Studies Department at UHM. Mark holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Location
6:00 pm
Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot




Dinner




6:45 pm
 Menu: Include order with RSVP.  Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers' Club of Honolulu.
1)   Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
2)   Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice  = $24
3)   Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds   = $31
4)   1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds  = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea not included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
Program
7:30 pm
(Approximately)



RSVP



Contact
 RSVP by:  Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Ruth Limtiaco EMAIL STRONGLY PREFERRED: ruth@TLCPR.com  or (808) 395-3451
Please note “ADV CLUB RSVP” as subject line. (PLEASE NOTE: The dining and pro- gram seating configuration has changed and seating is limited. A waitlist will be taken if we are full.) 
Refer to 1st page for additional information.
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.





             November 16th: Cultural Tourism in Northern Thailand: 
                               Hill Tribes and Elephants            
                           By Guest: MaryMostafanezhad
Dr. Mary Mostafanezhad is an anthropologist with a special interest in tourism and it's impacts on indigenous peoples. She has done a great deal of research in northern Thailand, among tribal peoples there. She will dis- cuss her years of fieldwork and her insights into changing networks of tourism and commerce. Mary holds a Ph.D. From the University of Hawaii at Manoa and teaches in the Department of Geography.
Location
6:00 pm
Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot



Dinner



6:45 pm
Menu: Include order with RSVP.
Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers' Club of Honolulu.
1)   Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
2)   Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice  = $24
3)   Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds   = $31
4)   1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds  = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea not included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
Program
7:30 pm
(Approximately)


RSVP


Contact
RSVP by: Thursday, November 9, 2017 to Renate Ryan EMAIL PREFERRED: renateryan@hotmail.com  or (808) 926-6226
Please note “ADV CLUB RSVP” as subject line. (PLEASE NOTE: The dining and pro- gram seating configuration has changed and seating is limited. A waitlist will be taken if we are full.) Refer to 1st page for additional information.
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.



          December 7th    (NOTE SPECIAL DATE): 
                          Holiday Program and Members-Only Photo Contest - Must be Present
                                   By Member: Donna Wendt
Please send Donna Wendt your best five Adventure / Travel Photos.  Submissions are due by
Thursday, November 16th to Donwen@aol.com including where they were taken and the year, giving numbers for the photos as well as their captions. JPG format is best, but other formats such as TIFF can be used. She suggests that you can also send photos as email attachments or in the body of an email. Contact Donna if you have questions and/or problems and she will help you out.  Please do not send the same ones you sent previously.
    Please plan to be in attendance to speak a sentence or two about each picture you submit. There will be prizes!!
Location
6:00 pm
Zippy's, 59 N. Vineyard Blvd, corner of Maunakea Street
Free parking in Zippy’s lot or adjacent Diamond Head lot once chain is down (about 5:30 pm)




Dinner




6:45 pm
Please note price changes below.
Menu: Please include entrée and choices with RSVP. Payment by check preferred.
(Entrees include soup and salad, choice of mashed potato, brown or white rice*)
1)  New York Steak (specify how you want it cooked and indicate starch*) - $26.00
2)  Grilled Salmon (please indicate starch*) - $25.00
3)  Chicken Katsu (please indicate starch*) - $21.50
4)  Chef’s Salad & Soup – greens, ham, turkey, cheddar, egg, tomato - $22.00
**All entrees include roll and small dessert and choice of tea, coffee or decaf**
Beer & Wine available for purchase = $3 to $6
Program
7:30 pm
(Approximately)

RSVP

Contact
RSVP by: Thursday, November 30, 2017 to Erika Wyrtki EMAIL PREFERRED: wyrtki@hawaiiantel.net or (808) 949-2229 Please note “ADV CLUB RSVP” as subject line.
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.




  Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!
Tell your friends about us and our programs, and consider inviting them as a guest to future programs!
For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com/
 Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?

Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.
Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

Thursday, April 27, 2017



   ADVENTURERS' CLUB NEWSLETTER  May - Aug 2017

Date
Location
Topic and Presenter
Contact (email preferred)
Deadline

Thursday May 18
Outrigger Canoe Club
Hulu Lehua: The Royal Cloak and Helmet of Kalaniʻōpuʻu and its Return to Hawaii Noelle Kahanu
John Smith johnvirgilsmith@yahoo.com (808) 384-0460 (c)

Thursday
May 11
Thursday Jun 15
Maple Garden
Gemstone Hunting in Afghanistan: Recent Expeditions
Gary Bowersox
Pat Moore honolulupat1@yahoo.com (808) 778-7514 (c)
Thursday
June 8

Thursday July 20
Outrigger Canoe Club
Living the Expat Life for a Year in Nanjing, China: Memoirs of a Fulbright Awardee Diane Perushek
Brigitte Visser brigitte618@hotmail.com (808) 389-6171

Thursday
July 13
Thursday Aug 17
Zippy’s Vineyard
Angkor: from Imagination to Excavation
Miriam Stark
Carolyn Gire carogire@hawaii.rr.com (808) 377-9628 (h)
Thursday
Aug 10
Adventurers’ Club guests MUST have an ACH member book their reservation via our reservationists.
If making reservations via e-mail, please put “ADV CLUB RSVP” as the subject. If leaving a message or sending an email, please include your phone number. If unable to reach listed reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 203-9141.
Payment by check preferred made payable to Adventurers' Club of Honolulu.


For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com/

Greetings Fellow Adventurers:

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

We have another exciting four months of programs, thanks to our 1st VP/Program Chair, Bill Chapman -- Hawaii, Afghanistan, China, and Cambodia! Plan now to attend and enjoy these tales of adventure, and the fellowship of other members. Traveling and the love of travel and adventure unites us in a common bond. Perhaps you feel as I do that if I can't be traveling myself, the next best thing is to hear of someone else's experiences!
Continued thanks to all who support the Club, whether as a member attending programs, or a dedicated director or volunteer. We couldn't exist without you! Perhaps you have a friend or colleague who would enjoy the Club? If so, please invite them to a meeting and to join!
In closing, one of my favorite travel quotations is one universally (but incorrectly) attributed to St. Augustine, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." Even if he never actually wrote it, the sentiment is still an excellent one today. Here's to all of us reading more pages! I hope to see you soon!
Aloha,  Lowell Angell, President
  FEATURED IN THIS NEWSLETTER…
1)   If RSVP’ing by email: PLEASE NOTE “ADV CLUB RSVP” as the subject. Our reservationists prefer email RSVP’s.
2)       Outrigger Canoe Club Update: PLEASE NOTE: The club has changed the dining and program seating configuration and seating is now limited. Our reservationist will take a waitlist once we have reached the maximum number and those on the waitlist will be ad- vised if space becomes available. IM PO RTANT: To in sur e fa irness to a ll me mb ers a n d o ur v o lunteer reserv a tio nist, RSVP’sWIL L O NL Y B E ACC EPT ED B E GINN IN G TH E FIR ST DAY O F TH E M O NTH fo r that mo nth' s pro g ra m. (e.g., begin- ning May 1st for the May 18th program). REM INDER: CO FFEE AND TE A ARE N O T INC LUD ED WI TH YO UR M EAL . Tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in from our reservationist, along with tickets for beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

3)       Reminder: For each meeting, once you have called in your RSVP and given your entrée choice, it is NOT possible to change it later, including the evening of the program. The entrée selection counts are called in to the restaurant following the RSVP deadline and they prepare only that number of each entree. This ensures faster and easier service and is part of the agreement we make with the restaurant, so PLEASE KOKUA!

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May 18th: 
Hulu Lehua:  The Royal Cloak; Helmet of Kalaniʻōpuʻu; its Return to Hawai‘i 
By Guest: Noelle Kahanu
Noelle will be discussing the return to Hawai‘i of the feathered cloak given by Kalaniʻōpuʻu, aliʻi nui of Hawaiʻi Island to Captain James Cook at Kealakekua Bay in 1779. Through a partnership with National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Noelle and representatives of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Bishop Museum agreed to place the cloak on display at the Bishop Museum for an indefinite period. She will tell of the cloak’s exciting journey.

Noelle Kahanu is an Assistant Specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawai‘i Programs at the Department of American Stud- ies, UH Mānoa. She holds a BA in Political Science and a JD from the University of Hawai`i. She is a past legislative assistant to Senator Daniel Inouye and coauthor of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Noelle served as Curator, Project Manager, and Community Affairs Director at Bishop Museum.

Location          6:00 pm    Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
Menu: Include order with RSVP.
Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers' Club of Honolulu. 
1)   Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = 
$20)  
2)  Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice = $24
Dinner            6:45 pm      3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds  = $31
                                                 4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea not included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
            Program            7:30 pm    (Approximately)
              
RSVP by: Thursday, May 11, 2017 to John Smith  Do not call in reservations before MAY 1st.
                  Email preferred: johnvirgilsmith@yahoo.com or (808) 384-0460 ©.
                 Please note ADV CLUB RS VP” as subject line. 

(P LEASE NOTE:  The dining and program seating configuration has changed and seating is 
limited. A waitlist will be taken if we are full.) Refer to 1st page for additional information.
                                            Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.

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June 15th: Gemstone Hunting in Afghanistan: Recent Expeditions By Member: Gary Bowersox
Gary W. Bowersox, “The Gem Hunter,” will tell stories and show pictures of his forty-six years of hunting for gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, tourmaline, aquamarines, lapis and other gems in the mountains of Afghanistan. He will discuss recent develop- ments there. (He will be in Afghanistan again in April just before his  talk.)

Gary Bowersox is a former US Army major. He has been in the gem-hunting business since graduating with an MBA from UH Manoa, following a stint as a gem shop owner. The author of “The Gem Hunter” and of the definitive work on the gemstones of Afghanistan, he is presently an importer, exporter, and wholesaler of gems from throughout the world. He is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club of  New York.
                                                                   Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Location           6:00 pm          Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at the Frist Hawaiian Bank at  Isenberg and King.


Dinner


6:45 pm
Menu
Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.
Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including: cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables, kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
Program
7:30 pm 
(Approximately)


RSVP


Contact
RSVP by: Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Pat Moore
Email preferred: honolulupat1@yahoo.com or (808) 778-7514
Please note ADV CLUB RS VP” as subject line.
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.
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July 20th: Living the Expat Life for a Year in Nanjing, China:
Memoirs of a Fulbright Awardee
By Guest: Diane Perushek
Diane will tell of her year as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Nanjing University and Hong Kong in 2011-2012, and of her earlier experience in Japan and Taiwan on a Fulbright-Hays Grant. Her talk will highlight the challenges of life in a Chinese city and her work with faculty and students. She will also highlight the work of the Fulbright program and its value to American diplomacy.

Diane Perushek is the recently retired Director of Global Relations, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and former Acting Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, UHM. For five years she was the University Librarian. She has degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and Princeton, in Asian Studies, Library Science, Chinese and Japanese literature. Her specialty is the literature of the Ming and Qing Periods.
Location         6:00 pm                   Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
Menu: Include order with RSVP.
Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers' Club of Honolulu.
1)    Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
2)    Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice = $24
Dinner           6:45 pm      3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds  = $31                                                     4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea not included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed  and soft drinks.

Program           7:30 pm      (Approximately)
                         RSVP by: Thursday, July 13, 2017 to Brigitte Visser 
                               Email preferred: brigitte618@hotmail.com or (808) 389-6171
                                 Please note ADV CLUB RS VP” as subject line

.
      (P LEASE NOTE:  The dining and pro- gram  seating configuration has changed and 

         seating is limited. A waitlist will be taken if we are full.) 
       
                                    Refer to 1st page for additional information.
                                         Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.

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August 17th: Angkor: from Imagination to Excavation 
By Guest: Miriam Stark


Miriam will discuss her many years’ work in Cambodia, beginning with excavations at Angkor Borei in 1994. She has since conducted important excavations at Angkor, including Angkor Wat, as part of a new effort to understand the full complexity of the site in its heyday, the 12th and 13th centuries. Her talk will draw from recent field programs held at Angkor.
 Miriam Stark is a Professor with the Department of Anthropology at University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
 She holds degrees from the University of Arizona (Ph.D.) and the University of Michigan. She currently co-directs the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project and the Greater Angkor Project;. She is also a Partner Investigator
 with the  Khmer Production and Exchange Project. Her publications include An Archaeology of Asia and Cultural 
Transmission and Material Culture: Breaking Down Boundaries.



Location          6:00 pm                             Zippy's, 59 N. Vineyard Blvd, corner of Maunakea Street
Free parking in Zippy’s lot or adjacent Diamond Head lot once chain is down (about 5:30 pm)



Dinner



6:45 pm
Menu: Please include entrée and choices with RSVP. Payment by check preferred.
(Entrees include salad, choice of mashed potato, brown or white rice*)
1)  New York Steak (specify how you want it cooked and indicate starch*) - $25.00
2)  Grilled Salmon (please indicate starch*) - $21.50
3)  Chicken Katsu (please indicate starch*) - $20.50
4)  Chef’s Salad & Soup greens, ham, turkey, cheddar, egg, tomato - $21.00
**All entrees include roll and small dessert and choice of tea, coffee or decaf**
Beer -Wine available for purchase = $3 to $6
Program
7:30 pm
(Approximately)

RSVP

Contact
RSVP by: Thursday, August 10, 2017 to Carolyn Gire Email preferred: carogire@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 377-9628 Please note ADV CLUB RS VP” as subject line.
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed.
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